“Pretend,” we instruct our students, “that you have been hired by Fresno City to make postcards, visuals that […]

Don’t underestimate the Airplane, even if it’s easy to do. Sure, none of their other music exceeds the […]

Hip-hop’s founding myth places the culture’s birth at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, where on a summer […]

With a weary and heavy heart, Tropics of Meta marks the loss of yet another great historian, having […]

“Ambition makes you look pretty ugly,” Thom Yorke sneered on Radiohead’s seminal 1997 album OK Computer. He did […]

This blog has never made a secret of its furtive love for the Purple One. He was one […]

Popping is a dance style that originated in Fresno and is characterized by abrupt spastic movements. The dancers pop […]

In the summer of 1973, DJ Kool Herc tried something new on the turntables: by extending the beat, […]